Parks Advisory Commission

Purpose

The purpose of the Parks Advisory Commission is to provide leadership and direction to staff and elected officials in the areas of parks, trails and open space planning and implementation. Commissioners advise on program priorities and planning for parks, trails and open space, and review and recommend proposed annual work plans and budgets. The Commissioners represent the citizens of Scott County and as such, serve as community ambassadors

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Meetings


  • 6:00 PM
  • The 1st Wednesday of the month
  • The Scott County Parks Advisory Commission will be holding in-person meetings unless otherwise noted. Meetings will be held at the Scott County Board room, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379. Members of the public may view the meeting in-person. To obtain meeting information, contact pfreeman@co.scott.mn.us a minimum of 24 hours before the meeting start time.  Members of the public may provide comments during the public comment period on the agenda during a public meeting. To obtain information on how to provide public comments during a meeting of the Parks Advisory Commission, contact pfreeman@co.scott.mn.us a minimum of 24 hours before the meeting start time.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


There are 7 members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners:
1 from each Commissioner District, and 2 at-large members. The members serve 1 year terms, with no term limit.
  
  • Cary Coop - Commissioner District 1
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Eric Spieler - Commissioner District 2
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Kathy Gerlach - Commissioner District 3
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Mark Ewert - Commissioner District 4
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Patrick Stieg - Commissioner District 5
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Lauri Schmid - At large member
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
  • Kristin French - At large member
    • Current term ends December 31, 2022
If you are interested in applying to be a future member of the parks Advisory Commission, complete the application form online or contact Cara at cmadsen@co.scott.mn.us or at 952-496-8169.

Further Information

For further information about the Parks Advisory Commission, please contact Parks Program Manager, Patricia Freeman at pfreeman@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8752.